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The German Constitutional Court judgment is likely to provoke parliaments in other Member States to seek ways of controlling their governments when acting in the EU Council. Were they all to choose the Danish model, the consequences for Council negotiations would be dramatic. Danish ministers, before attending EU Council meetings, require a negotiating mandate from… » read more

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German Constitutional Court, ratification of Lisbon Treaty The German Constitutional Court cleared the way for German ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, subject to legislation being adopted requiring parliamentary approval of EU decisions which affect core German state competences. The government plans to present the necessary bill for a first reading in August and a… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick